THE SENTRICON® SYSTEM
No. Termites find Sentricon stations through their natural search for additional food sources. Inside the stations is a lethal food source the termites feed on and take back to the colony to share with their nestmates. Termites die off but are not able to identify the cause. This leads ultimately to the death of the colony and the queen.
Sentricon starts working as soon as it is installed. If active termite feeding is visible, your Certified Sentricon Specialist also may opt to install specialized above-ground stations to initiate immediate feeding.
Depending upon the components used, label directions allow your Certified Sentricon Specialist to perform service as often as once per quarter to once per year. This gives him or her the option to select a service schedule that best suits the needs of your property and your preference.
No. Sentricon is a stand-alone technology that is fully effective.
Alternative liquid treatments are antiquated efforts to keep termites away and can be very disruptive to your property and lifestyle. But Sentricon is an entire system that represents the very latest in termite science. It is an award-winning technology that takes advantage of natural termite behavior, using the termites themselves to destroy their entire colony and kill the queen.
The Recruit® AG bait station is designed for above-ground use under specific circumstances.
Yes. The active ingredient used in Sentricon, noviflumuron, is designed to disrupt the molting process that occurs only in insects and closely related organisms. It also is encased in a protective station in the ground.
The quantity of active ingredient in each bait station is so small that a dog would need to ingest approximately 200 of the bait station inserts— which is impossible — before becoming sick.
If your dog is prone to digging things up, you may need to disguise the stations because repeated disturbance could prevent termites from detecting and feeding in the stations.
Yes. The active ingredient in Sentricon is not systemic and will not be taken up by the plants, and the potential for leaching is extremely low.
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There is a basic cost to have Sentricon installed and then an annual service fee to maintain the protection. The cost may vary depending upon the service program that you and your Certified Sentricon Specialist agree to.
Sentricon service contracts do not transfer from one homeowner to the next. However, if you use the Find-A-Pro page and call a few of the Certified Sentricon Specialist companies in your area, you should be able to locate the company that serviced the property before you bought the house. They will know the property’s termite history.
No. Sentricon is registered for professional use only. Termites are serious pests that require specialized training to control. If you have a concern, call your Certified Sentricon Specialist and ask him or her to come out and assess the situation.
Call your Certified Sentricon Specialist to have it replaced.
A queen termite can produce a million or more offspring in her lifetime.
Swarming is a natural process that usually occurs in warm weather after a rain shower, as termite reproductives seek to start new colonies. If you see termites swarming, or merely find a collection of their discarded wings, it is a good thing to tell your Certified Sentricon Specialist. That way, he or she can make a more informed assessment of your property as Sentricon does its job. It could be ants. It could be termites. It’s important to get an expert evaluation.
Worker termites are constantly foraging for new food sources, even if there is an ample supply present. Sentricon is designed so that the bait stations intercept the random foraging patterns of the workers.